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What is a desktop valuation for help to buy.

The help to buy valuation lasts for three months after which you can extend the valuation for a further three months with a desktop valuation.

This is provided by the original surveyor who is not required to re-visit the property but is required to re-confirm the valuation. If the valuation has changed then, further comparable evidence with be required by Target.

The desktop valuation must be sent to Target within 2 weeks of the original valuation expiring and will only be valid for a further 3 months.

The criteria for this Desktop Valuation are:

  • The Valuer must refer back to the original report and confirm the updated report is a Desktop Valuation.
  • The Valuer must be the original surveyor from the first inspection. They do not need to re-inspect the property, but they must make reference to this original report.
  • The Valuer must provide at least 6 comparable properties and sale prices within the last year if the property has increased or decreased in value. If 6 are not available, your surveyor must state this clearly. Comparable properties used must be a similar house type. The report must have a new date on it and be signed by the Valuer.
  • The report must be on headed paper and provided in a PDF format or a non-editable document.

desktop valuation for help to buy

The cost of our help to buy desktop extension is £60 inc vat.

If you require further information or advice – or wish to book a help to buy  desktop valuation then please contact us

RJHarmer Ltd is a RICS Registered valuer.


R J Harmer Ltd has been established for over 25 years and offers professional advice to a number of National Clients.

Our services range from Part Exchange Agency to the specialism of Help to Buy valuations, property survey and valuation and New Homes sales and land agency.

Our personal and professional approach has allowed us to develop on a National Basis and offer our clients a reliable and efficient service – indeed many of our national clients have been with us since we began.

Our geographical area for Help to Buy valuations has a national coverage. We cover most of the Midland cities, including Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, York, Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham . Our regional counties include. Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire,

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